A few years back there was some serious talk about a fifth Alien movie, but the word on the street is that it was all kiboshed by the emergence of Alien vs Predator. I’m still not sure why exactly that would prevent them from doing another standalone Alien movie; perhaps 20th Century Fox didn’t want to divide this new “mega-franchise” until AvP had run its course, but now that part 2 has come and gone, I think we can safely say that it is done like dinner. Anyway, in a recent interview with OK Magazine, Sigourney Weaver said she was interested in reprising her role as Ripley, assuming the right people were involved.
“I would definitely do another if I had a director like Ridley Scott and we had a good idea. Ridley is enthusiastic about it.”
It’s a pretty simple statement that doesn’t really mean much, but the fact that Ridley Scott is “enthusiastic” about a fifth Alien movie is very interesting indeed. There are many who would say that Alien: Resurrection is proof that they should have just left the franchise alone. However, now that they already have done a fourth movie, I think it would be cool for the series to go out on a high note (assuming they could still salvage the story). Ridley Scott returning for the final Alien movie seems only appropriate. What do you think, is Alien 5 something you’d like to see? Could Sigourney Weaver still return as Ripley now at the age of 58?